September 23rd, 2010

Marouane Chamakh: Brooding With Books


Marouane poses with his collection of hairstyling manuals. Images via Surface magazine

‘Hesitant’ best describes our feelings towards Marouane Chamakh. Arsenal’s newest striker has demonstrated he is more than capable of pulling off the cutie pie when necessary but during a recently conducted poll, a significant proportion of Kickette readers stated that they would gladly accept delivery of a freshly-laundered Marouane, with the caveat that a fully functioning set of hair clippers was part of the deal.

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We are therefore sad to report that we don’t feel that Marouane’s latest spread in France’s ‘Surface’ magazine is likely to change things. Unless of course you are part of that ‘niche’ demographic who can’t turn down a guy in a suit (left). With a red duffel coat. Holding a bowler hat.

If you are, today is apparently your lucky day.

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45 Responses to “Marouane Chamakh: Brooding With Books”

  1. Julia D says:

    I don't mind his hair AT ALL, shows a bit of originality and its' slight goofiness actually makes him cuter. Less slick. More Marouane! To me these pics are a bit of a play on the whole "now I'm an english gentleman" thing, frenchman abroad etc. Lovelllllly skin too umm!

  2. Jackie says:

    what is with the Arsenla boys doing photoshoots LOL thanks Kickette

  3. tamara says:

    I personally don’t understand why chamakh gets posted on this site. I don’t get how anyone can find him attractive, especially if you’re over the age of about 16..he looks girly and is so skinny. His hair is truly awful. He looks like a gelfin from the never ending story movies with a huge trout pout.

  4. annbug says:

    Although this photoshoot does nothing for me, I still have a soft spot for him.

  5. Julia says:

    If you close your eyes you can't see the hair, but you also can't see the face. Woes. I have to admit that a guy in front of leather bound books is always intriguing.

  6. MadameGourcuff says:

    He's cute and he looks dark and mysterious,lol

  7. Toni says:

    I think its disgusting how you women objectify men.

    Its degrading and treats them like pieces of meat.
    It dehumanizes both the man and the person looking at them only as a sexual plaything.

  8. Ninjess says:

    He's in a library. You don't understand my affinity for libraries; I'm a book girl at heart. After all, the hair can easily change (clippers) and the weird clothes can easily be removed. I'll take him.

  9. Eliza says:

    Girls, are you blind? He's gooorgeous; not to mention intelligent and fabulous on the pitch. These Surface photos don't do him justice, unfortunately.

  10. Simone says:

    I really believe that he's hot but he needs some tips from Cr7 not necessarily.. clothing, Because I feel he's got that CR aura

  11. Zinny says:

    Cute kid. Looks even cuter with Cesc! But he needs a new haircut!

  12. AC3 says:

    I have many leather bound books, and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.

  13. C16 says:

    Ohhh come, Kickette!!! I think he's cute. I read a fabulous interview with him the other day. He studied accountancy, sometimes helps his brother with his restaurant and LOVES Zidane! I feel like he's very down to earth. It's not all about the looks.
    Yes, the hair is a tragedy but I like him! He's cute.

    • JVD says:

      "Yes, the hair is a tragedy but I like him! He's cute."

      This. Arsenal… bah, I don't like them, but they always bring the pretty.

  14. Eebza says:

    yes. i like him.
    thanks kickette.

  15. Leya_S says:

    I STILL love him. And the color saturation in the second picture is beautiful. Plus he's a fantastic player, and he is doing really well at Arsenal. Is it true that Marouane has seen better pics? Yes. But he's still the love of my life……although just about even with Cesc………and maybe not over Sergio…. But I love him, buzzard haircut and all.

  16. He's quite interesting looking but I'm having a Zoolander flashback!! :D

  17. Gillian says:

    He's actually cute, a fact which his haircut works hard to hide.

  18. LuvinBale says:

    He’s got the mouth of a trout. He looks ridiculous in those photos. When ate people going to learn that footballers are best when they are naked or about to get naked.

  19. DeeRoma says:

    I have to be honest….he does nothing for me.

  20. aps says:

    The first pic of him is not a good one. Plus I hate the way his hair is combed. He definitely looks better than these pics.

  21. mamaly says:

    to much harry potter

  22. spicergirl says:

    i think he is auditioning for Zoolander…. this is his version of Blue Steele.

  23. Sara says:

    I love Chamakh. Intelligent guy as well. do a better shoot though.…

  24. hereforthenando says:

    He looks kind of like a sexier Count Dracula. With Halloween coming up, I don't mind. But otherwise, he should probably take the creep down a few notches.

  25. BarceLisa says:

    No the duffel coat and bowler hat don't do it for me. My fantasy of Chamakh is of him as either a rugged Berber tribesman or in Rick's Cafe American in a white dinner jacket and bowtie.

  26. Lotte (Zlatanista) says:

    Not the best pictures i have seen of him, but i say he´a looker. He just HAVE to do something about the hair. I´m glad he seems comfortable in Arsenal, though.

  27. Scarlet says:

    LOL….. Does he actually know how to read these books???

    Guess this pic shows us just another footie player's poorly attempt to create an image, that just doesn't work out…. By the way WAG's often go with the same flow. As examples I think of WAG's, they are writing an ok column, designing fashion, singing a song, creating a fragrance….

  28. laligaforladies says:

    You mock, but I think I might just belong to that suit/red duffel coat/bowler hat niche. The hair has got to go, though. I'm not THAT eccentric.

  29. Summer says:

    I absolutely don't like this photo, it's very horrible… I have seen him recently and he looked like better that in this photo… He' s very ugly!!! Especially he's got a TOO BIG AND LARGE MOUTH… He seem the frog with the large mouth… Personally Chama has seen better days than this…

    • Chantal says:

      I LOVE his BIG AND LARGE MOUTH and his hair
      B-T-W he's also a great striker, so………..give him to me!!

      • Summer says:

        Don't worry girl…he's ALL FOR YOU. He isn't the the kind of man who I like and the right man for me… I also have to say that I agree with you about the part about the great striker…Arsenal should thank him for the goals which he has scored in this season…